'One Life To Live' And 'General Hospital' To Share Three Actors
Former One Life to Live actors and current General Hospital stars, Michael Easton, 45, Kristen Alderson, 21, and Roger Howarth, 44, may have to return to OLTL, after production company Prospect Park bought the rights to One Life to Live and All My Children.
The actors are playing the same characters on General Hospital as they once did on OLTL – Easton as John McBain, Alderson as Starr Manning and Howarth as Todd Manning. OLTL was canceled in 2011, but now Prospect Park wants the characters back for an online version of the show. A scenario has been in the works in which the characters would be seen on both shows, which will now air via web on The Online Network.
A spokesperson for Prospect Park said they understand that "legions of General Hospital fans have grown to love these actors and characters in a short time. So even though we are paying ABC millions of dollars to license the shows, we have been, and continue to be willing to equally share the characters with General Hospital and ABC. It’s a win-win for the actors, the shows and fans, who love all of the shows and storylines. We hope to work out these agreements with ABC and the actors.”
Production for the online version of OLTL is set to begin later this month. While some believe that a deal can be worked out, Easton posted on his Facebook page that “due to some ongoing legal this and that, I cannot be at General Hospital after February 8th.”